Wine Review: 2015 Decoy Pinot Noir

Basic Information

Name – Decoy Pinot Noir 2015

Region – California – Sonoma

Varietal Components – 100% Pinot Noir – 30% French Oak, 70% Neutral

Pricing – $18 – $25

Alcohol Content – 13.9


Bottle – Dark bottle with a tan label, black and dark tan font. Logo of the standard duck on top.

Wine – Dark Ruby, close to garnet. Lightens up as it works its way to the rim. The wine is clear or transparent.


Light red berries such as raspberries along with some oak.


This is a dry wine with soft and silky tannins on the palate . It hits the back of the palate first and works its way to the front with a medium bodies mouthfeel. Flavors of red berry such as raspberry, not very sweet with a slight bitterness. There are some earthy notes show themselves here as well along with a decent amount of oak flavor.


A medium length finish of French Oak.


This Decoy Pinot Noir 2015 is an enjoyable glass from Decoy Wines. Pretty simple from nose to palate with all the basic components of a good wine clear and concise. This is a good dinner wine for those who want a light red.

Suggested Pairing

Food – Short Ribs, Pork

Cigar – Gurkha AvengerPinar Del Rio Hababo Sun Grown

Wine Ratings and Awards

89 pts James Suckling

Winemakers Tasting Notes

From its enticing bouquet to its layers of lush, pure fruit, this wine captures the vibrant charm of great cool-climate Sonoma County Pinot Noir. On the nose, aromas of cherry, strawberry and cassis rise from the glass, along with hints of violet and cola. The palate is soft and silky, with supple tannins accentuating the ripe berry flavors and helping to carry the wine to bright, focused finish.

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